Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Accord, Jul 8, 2005.
I wonder how many accidents we will see as a result of such a huge cutback on training.
we as in 'we as a nation'.
Yea, thats a smart decision.
I just don't understand it either.
We could really save a lot of money by grounding the entire AF for the duration of the war.
Good luck getting supplies for the duration of the war.
Good luck fighting whatever Balkan/al Queda/North Korean/etc clusterfuck ignites/re-ignites because "Daddy" isn't flying around anymore.
Good luck getting anywhere remote in Afghanistan on foot.
Good luck doing all personnel movements in Iraq by convoy.
Once again you sound more like an Airman than a future Officer.
You won't get an argument out of me. My two sons in Iraq are at polar opposites as far as quality of life goes.
Air Force son:
Ice-cold tent to sleep in.
Tent is made to sleep 8, but is set up for 4 with a large common area.
Works in an air-conditioned tent.
Gets a generous amount of free time.
Hasn't seen or heard a shot fired by the enemy since he got there.
Will only be there for 4 months total.
Has bunked down in several locations, ranging from a tent to a mortar damaged building.
Usually does at least one combat patrol or raid per day. When he's working with the Iraqi Commando brigade, he goes out on several patrols per day and 2-3 night-time raids per week.
Is out in the heat/sewage/crowds almost every day.
Gets some time off every once in a while.
Has exchanged gunfire with insurgents quite a few times.
Will be there a total of 18 months.
to both your momma's